Nurturing High School Scholars
Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for NanoBioTechnology has a reputation not only for conducting cutting edge research at the interface of nanoscience, engineering, and medicine, but also for nurturing the next generation of innovative leaders. That is why INBT’s diverse, multidisciplinary team of world renowned experts invite select, highly able students—some as young as high school age— to work with them as they tackle some of the most challenging problems in health care and the environment. (more…)
 
 
INBT Researchers Make Important Discovery to Understanding Cancer Metastasis
Cancer is an international issue and there is much effort in trying to understand the disease’s functions and mechanisms to combat its devastating effects. At INBT, one of the Institute's main research area is Engineering for Cancer Therapies. Two of the Institute’s researchers, Denis Wirtz and his postdoctoral fellow Hasini Jayatilaka, have made an important contribution to cancer research by discovering chemical signals that triggers cancer cells to metastasize and a cocktail of drugs that assists in disrupting the process. (more…)
 
 
Combo treatment harnesses immune system to fight skin cancer
By combining two treatment strategies, both aimed at boosting the immune system’s killer T cells, Johns Hopkins researchers report they lengthened the lives of mice with skin cancer more than by using either strategy on its own. And, they say, because the combination technique is easily tailored to different types of cancer, their findings — if confirmed in humans — have the potential to enhance treatment options for a wide variety of cancer patients. (more…)
 
 
DNA nanotubes self-assemble into molecular bridges between cells
In a microscopic feat that resembled a high-wire circus act, Johns Hopkins researchers have coaxed DNA nanotubes to assemble themselves into bridge-like structures arched between two molecular landmarks on the surface of a lab dish. This self-assembling bridge process, which may someday be used to connect electronic medical devices to living cells, was reported by the team recently in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. (more…)
 
 
 
 
 

 

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